An Open Letter to Frank Miller in Response to His OWS Blog
By newageamazon

An Open Letter to Frank Miller in Response to His OWS Blog - Photo of Frank Miller © 2008 Pinguino K. CC BY 2.0

Frank Miller at Comic Con International 2008 in San Diego, CA - © 2008 Pinguino K. CC BY 2.0

I can say that I am not surprised that you are against the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Not in the least.  I feel like I have a decent grasp of your politics from reading your work and you coming out against Occupy Wall Street is about as surprising as Jean Grey coming back from the dead.

And you know what?  Being against the movement is okay.  If you are informed about what is going on, you have weighed what they think and you have come out deciding that you don’t agree with them for whatever reason, that’s your right.  So, this is not about you speaking out against the movement, no matter what my personal opinions on that.

HOWEVER, there is being against something and then there is the twisted, horrific way you worded your anti-Occupy sentiments on your blog.

You open your blog by saying that “everyone has been too polite about this nonsense.”  So forgive me, Mr. Miller, if I am the opposite of polite in my response.

 “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.

Are you honestly comparing the Occupy Wall Street movement to RAPISTS?  I know your gender politics in your work are, at best, shitty, but for you to compare a group of peaceably assembled citizens voicing their outrage to someone who violates the body of another person out of some fucked up need to show their power is DISGUSTING.

Anyone I have talked to who has been at an Occupy site will tell you that this impression you have is thoroughly fucked up.  Not only that, but you are vilifying a group of peaceful protestors (the riots in Oakland not withstanding as those circumstances are far from ordinary), yet you are a man who has celebrated violent machismo in your fantasy heroes.  Would it be better if the Occupiers were kidnapping small boys and calling them “retarded?”  Would the movement then have your support?

Wake up, pond scum. America is at war against a ruthless enemy.

Maybe, between bouts of self-pity and all the other tasty tidbits of narcissism you’ve been served up in your sheltered, comfy little worlds, you’ve heard terms like al-Qaeda and Islamicism.

This is where I truly stop being polite: Fuck you, Frank Miller.

If “Islamicism” is such a threat to America because of a few extremists?  Then “Christianity” is a threat to Norway because of a few extremists.  “Humans” are a threat to humanity because of a few extremists.

…actually, that latter bit might be true.

The point is that you are spewing blatant fucked-up racism of a sort that I hoped our country was on the road to recovering from.  And this is the first time I’ve honestly felt saying this with absolutely conviction: You are a horrible, twisted man who has bought into his own hype and image and you need to sit down and shut the fuck up.

Oh, and as for this?

Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape.

Why don’t you go down to one of the Occupy protests and ask the numerous veterans there protesting about how the US Government took care of them during and after their tours of duty?  Why don’t you schedule a little talk with Scott Olsen, a FUCKING MARINE who was nearly killed during the Oakland protests when he was shot with a “non-lethal” rubber bullet…and then when people rushed to help him when he was critically injured, the police gassed them to keep them away.  He’s just out of the hospital now, maybe you could schedule a face to face and tell him that obviously the FUCKING MARINES didn’t “whip him into shape” hard enough.  I’m sure he’d fucking LOVE to hear it.

But maybe I’m wrong, Frank Miller.  Maybe this, like everything else in your career as of late, seems designed to do nothing more than shock people into paying attention to you.  Hope it’s making you very happy while you go fuck yourself.

I, however, refuse to end this on a negative.  I urge everyone in the comics world who does support OWS to consider donating to the Occupy Comics Kickstarter.

newageamazon (22 Posts)

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  • Seattle

    Another rape was reported in OWS. In Baltimore the OWS has passed around information telling women not to report physical assaults. The movement has grown into a parody where they say bailouts are good for some groups (auto companies) but bad for other groups (Wall Street).

    It’s about picking winners and losers and they don’t like the winners that government has picked. Then why is the OWS all about corportate greed? Because the 1% they are protesting against Bill Gates, Steven Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Phil Knight are really their heroes that created all their wealth by hard work.

    What about the wealth of Nancy Pelosi completely inherited, a gift by birth. Would they ever dream about taking that away, well no. It appears that only GOP wealth is bad Democrats wealth is good. It is no longer a legitimate movement then, just a socialist power grab.

    Once that wealth is gone, which at the government burn rate would happen in months not years, then what? There are still no jobs and nobody with half a brain would be interesting in building a company here in the United States, what happens next? Just look at Greece with its massive government workforce and its brutally small private workforce.

    Poverty for all is not a solution, but that is what OWS demands would ultimately create.

  • Matt

    OWS isn’t about party, though corporate welfare has typically been a republican shtick since the Reagan years. They are protesting at Wall Street instead of the White House because while Dems are bad, the ‘movement’ would rather not give GOP spin fodder…

    So you’ve given one instance of rape, also with an unsourced jab at “OWS has passed around information telling women not to report physical assaults.”

    By Frank’s logic and yours, every Republican is or has been a Governor from Texas.

    You make the same mistakes of logic that Frank does, by making a small contingent completely represent a larger, diverse group of people with wholly different motivations and backgrounds. It’s a fallacy of composition. But it sure makes crafting an argument easier.

    Depending on who you ask, you will find just as much animosity for Obama and the Democrats as you will for any Republican in this. But pick your targets with certain confirmation biases to fill and you’ll surely find what you want to hear.